Livable City Year

Tacoma 2025 Baseline Data Collection

Livable City Year 2017-2018 – City of Tacoma

UW Faculty: Branden Born and Rachel Berney, Community, Environment & Planning
City Project Lead: Tanisha Jumper, City Manager’s Office

Project summary

In 2015, Tacoma’s City Council approved a ten-year vision and strategic plan, known as Tacoma 2025. The plan is meant to guide City resource allocation and decision-making processes, as well as internal performance tracking and reporting procedures toward sustainability. The purpose of this Livable City Year (LCY) project is to develop baseline indicators, or benchmarks, for the City of Tacoma to utilize to assess its progress moving in the direction of the vision stated in Tacoma 2025. To develop viable targets and meet the goals of its plan, through an implementation strategy, the City must begin collecting, analyzing, and reporting baseline data. Students enrolled in the University of Washington (UW) course, CEP 460 Planning in Context, in the Autumn Quarter of 2017 began their work on this project by analyzing current indicators laid out in Tacoma 2025. An independent study student, enrolled in the UW course, URBDP 499 during the Spring Quarter of 2018, conducted further research to add to this project. The combined efforts of all students involved culminated in the production of this LCY report, presented to the City of Tacoma.

Part of the 2017-2018 Livable City Year partnership between the University of Washington and the City of Tacoma.

See all Livable City Year projects in Tacoma that UW students and faculty worked on during the year-long partnership.

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